The university may offer an optional summer term/semester (due to course sequencing, certain programs may require summer enrollment). Summer course offerings are limited and may not provide students with the opportunity to complete program requirements or accelerate the completion of program requirements. Specific course offerings cannot be guaranteed. Please note that accelerating the completion of program requirements may negatively impact future enrollment (i.e., part-time enrollment during a term/semester in the next academic year). Students are strongly advised to review course projections (i.e., which term/semester each course is offered) and to plan accordingly. Students who are interested in summer study abroad programs should contact Study Abroad for more information.
Normally, undergraduate students are allowed to register for up to 21.0 credits in a term; however, due to the offerings of 2 sessions and evening classes, during the summer, students (as applicable) may register for a maximum of 27 credits. Students may not attempt more than a course load of 4 courses at the same time. In accordance with the Tuition and Fees policy, however, students carrying more than 21 quarter credit hours will be charged for each quarter credit over 21. Students who intend to register more than 21.0 credits must meet with an academic counselor for approval.
Students registering for summer courses should contact a financial planner to discuss in detail the charges for summer tuition (including fees, room and meals) and eligibility to receive financial aid. Undergraduate day program students are assessed the traditional tuition rate. Undergraduate students who register a half-time schedule (fewer than 12.0 credits) will be charged a percentage of their tuition charge. Continuing Education and graduate program students are charged according to published tuition and fees.
To be eligible for any federal direct loans, undergraduate students must register for a minimum of 6.0 credits. Undergraduate students registered for a full-time schedule may be eligible for available merit scholarships (based on eligibility requirements) as well as the Johnson & Wales Grant. Students interested in using a portion of their future-year financial aid (if eligible) must complete the FAFSA for the next academic year; eligibility for summer financial aid is based on the student’s continuing enrollment for the next academic year. In compliance with federal guidelines, JWU students are able to apply aid for a maximum of 3 terms during an academic year; the summer term is an optional fourth term.